Join us for an upcoming Special Meeting and learn how we are taking action on our journey to self-government.
A Special Meeting of the Citizens of the Métis Nation of Alberta has been called to address the following:
Passage of new bylaws to enable implementation of the Otipemisiwak Métis Government Constitution
On May 27th a Special Meeting will be held in person and virtually to review and vote on new bylaws. These bylaws will enable the implementation of the Otipemisiwak Métis Government Constitution, which the Citizens of the Métis Nation within Alberta ratified in a province-wide vote in November 2022. This is an important step in our transition to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government. All Métis Nation of Alberta Citizens are welcome to attend. Have your voice heard and be part of this historic journey to Métis self-government.
Doors open at 9:00 AM on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 at the Edmonton EXPO Center (7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0J2). Citizens also have the opportunity to participate virtually via Zoom.
Please note that registration is only required for Citizens attending via Zoom.
Please note the following in preparation of the Special Meeting on May 27th at 9am MST:
- Zoom links will only be provided to Citizens of the MNA
- To support voting through Zoom, Citizens must register individually for the meeting. For example, if you live in a household with two Citizens, each of you must register to allow you to participate in voting
- Ahead of the meeting, make sure you have camera and mic functionality enabled on your login device (e.g., laptop or desktop computer)
Please note: All citizens participating in person and online will be required to adhere to the Code of Conduct
MNA Code of Conduct
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) has zero tolerance for any form of harassment, physical or verbal, by attendees of the meeting (whether virtual or in person). The MNA reserves the right to take any action necessary to uphold the principles outlined in this Code, including removal from the premises or the online forum where the meeting is being held.
- Treat all Citizens with respect and consideration
- Avoid personal attacks directed towards other Citizens
- Respect the rules and policies of the meeting
- A member can only speak twice on a particular question
- Personal attacks against another member
- Physical or verbal abuse of a member
- Undue or excessive interruption of any speaker
You can find more details on the Elections and Referenda Act by visiting: Laws Group (mnaconstitution.com)
You can also read the letter from Madam President below, speaking about the importance of the changes to the bylaws and the critical role you have in the transition process.
You can view the Notice of the Special Meeting by clicking below:
You can view the Letter from President Poitras by clicking below: